9 Ways to Build a Better Burger

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Grocery store tips

The point is to ensure that your burger comes from just one piece of meat. "Commercial hamburger is often ground from the trimmings of hundreds of animals," she explains. "If just one of them has an E. coli problem, it will contaminate the entire batch."

Check with your grocery store butcher—many of the national chain stores will grind whole cuts of meat for customers who ask.

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